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post #1 of Old 10-10-2014, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Stuck on Removing Old Tape

Commercial cleaning job request to clean windows at a ground level retail mall. Some of the windows had lots of old tape from posters and lost dog flyers stuck to the windows.
After a day of lots of frustration and little results, I bought some Goof Off Super Glue Remover. Painted it on the old tape and tape residue waited a few seconds and most of the old tape scraped right off. Some of the clear packaging tape took 2-3 applications but did come off.
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Goof off is my go to...I have also used wd-40 on occasion.
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Yes Goof off is the best solution to remove old tape.It do not effect wall.
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This is great!
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This includes in commercial cleaning services.
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Use these tips for removing old tape...

  1. Razor Blade – Use a fresh razor blade (with a handle for safety) to scrape the tape residue off. This is the best way to remove the sticky residue without using any chemicals.
  2. Goof-Off – Moisten the tape residue with goof-off and then wipe off with a cloth. Use a razor blade if needed.
  3. WD-40 – Spray the water displacement spray on the window and let it soak into the residue. Once soaked wipe off with a towel. Use a razor blade if needed.
  4. Paint Thinner – Use this product carefully as it has a harsh smell. Moisten the tape residue with the thinner for a few minutes to let it help loosen it. Then wipe with heavy pressure with a clean cloth. Use a razor blade if needed.
  5. Nail Polish Remover – This is not created to remove sticky tape residue but it works if that is all you have. Let it sit for a few moments on the residue and wipe off with a clean cloth. Use a razor blade if needed.
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W-d-40 ...
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Goo Gone

I always use Goo Gone when cleaning windows for removing old tape, stickers, gum, or anything gooey!
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I usually use Goof off to get the gum stains off the window.
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Acetone and nail polish remover can even dissolve Super glue. Acetone is strong stuff. Please read the warning on the can.

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Get it wet with Liquid soap and water scrape with a new razor blade.You may not even need the lacquer thinner or goof off.
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WD-40 works best for me.

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Razor blades (as AshleyRogers mentioned) was my first thought too. After using a blade for a bit though, it can get gummed up. A combination of a blade and some effective cleaner has proven to be very effective in the past.

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